Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Gov. Gelber



Jim Davis? Rod Smith? Who are those guys? If Gov. Jeb Bush could pick a Democrat, it seems he'd give the nod to state Rep. Dan Gelber of Miami Beach.

Bush, asked Tuesday about the Democratic insurance proposal, said it was the one "unique" idea to come from the opposing party in five years (though he doesn't think it would work). He made a hypothetical reference to "Gov. Gelber," which drew laugher. "I’m not joking," Bush said. "He would be a very well qualified governor. I respect him a lot." Then he continued to dismiss the proposal.

So how 'bout it, Dan? "Despite policy differences, I do have a measure of respect for him," he told the Buzz. "Though I'm not quite sure his endorsement will carry me through the primary. I may want to save it for the general."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:05pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours